Eric McGinty has directed short films, including The Mitten, starring Vivian Bang, and a documentary, TransMission 1998, featuring the painter Luke Gray. He has also worked extensively as a first assistant director. Eric is half French/half American and has often collaborated with French directors, including Luc Besson (The Professional), Cedric Klapisch, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb, and the American Sundance Grand Jury prize winner Jonathan Nossiter (Sunday).
Previously, Eric worked in theatre and dance in Paris as an actor and stage manager. He grew up in Paris and Washington, D.C., attended the American School of Paris and the Sorbonne, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concentrated his studies in film and literature. WALLABOUT is Eric’s feature debut as a writer/director.
Monica Vega-Gorsun was born in San Jose, Costa Rica but reared in North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University and studied cinematography at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her love of cinema began when she was an elementary school teacher, using film to reach out to her students so they would have a better understanding of Latin American culture. Her credits include such films as Junebug and Michael Clayton. She also works on a variety of commercials and has had the privilege to work for directors like Stacy Peralta, Brett Ratner, and Tony Goldwyn and DP’s including Wally Phister, Janusz Kaminski, and Matthew Libatique.
Anna Sang Park
Anna Sang Park has directed several unscripted TV series and has produced programs for the BBC, PBS, TLC, Discovery, The History Channel, among others. She was the development producer on the Emmy Award-winning The Loving Story, an HBO/Augusta Films documentary directed by Nancy Buirski based on the Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia. Anna was also a producer of Pangea Day, a 4-hour multi-media program created for TED Conferences that was broadcast live simultaneously to 200 countries.
Previously, Anna worked in feature film casting. She was the casting director on Rachid Bouchareb’s French art house hit Little Senegal and the associate casting director on Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. Anna began her career as an assistant to legendary casting director Mali Finn (Titanic, LA Confidential, Matrix). Born in South Korea, Anna grew up in Seoul then Philadelphia and graduated from Emerson College. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Independent Filmmaker Project.
Director of Photography
Christopher Raymond is a New York City-based cinematographer and still photographer. His work includes feature and short dramatic films, commercials, and music videos. Christopher has also shot documentaries in Brazil, the Philippines, Jordan, and Haiti. He learned his craft working as a camera assistant for twelve years under the guidance of cinematographers such as Ellen Kuras, Eigil Bryld, Declan Quinn, and Dion Beebe.
Vernon Reid is the recipient of Grammy Awards, International Rock Awards and MTV music video awards. Best known as the founder of the groundbreaking African-American multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, Vernon has repeatedly been named one of the best guitarists of all time by many publications including Rolling Stone magazine. He’s composed for the Miramax film Paid In Full by Charles Stone III, Dr. Hugo by Kasi Lemmons, the documentaries Ghosts of Attica, That’s My Face, Almost Home and many others. Vernon was the music supervisor for the film Mr. 3000 starring Bernie Mac and scored for Five Fingers, a film produced by and starring Laurence Fishburne.
Vernon has collaborated with Bill T. Jones, Mick Jagger, Spearhead, Public Enemy, Tracy Chapman, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Jack Bruce, DJ Spooky, John Zorn, Salif Keita, James Blood Ulmer, Bill Frisell, Donald Byrd, The Roots, and many others artists.